Visiting and Non-Degree Students

Southern welcomes students year-round to study as a visiting or non-degree seeking student. 

If you require assistance with course prerequisites, permissions, or have questions about degree requirements, please contact advisement@southernct.edu.

To get started, please complete the Visiting Student Application, there is no application fee.  You will receive a response within approximately 1 week.

STOP: If you have been accepted to Southern before, or previously taken classes here, you do not need to complete this application to return as a visiting student. Contact the Registrar's Office to reactivate your account for registration.

Non-matriculated students may register for courses on a part-time basis only, are subject to the policies of the university, but are not eligible for financial aid or on-campus housing.  All students must meet any course requirements to register, but departments also have the right to exclude or restrict non-matriculated student registration for courses in their program.

If you have not yet completed a bachelor’s degree or higher, as indicated on your application, you may take undergraduate courses on a part-time basis (less than 12 credits).  All courses will be applied to your undergraduate transcript.  Prior to attempting 30 credits, you must apply to a degree or certificate program (i.e. matriculate) through the Admissions Office to continue either on a part-time or full-time basis.

If you have previously completed a bachelor’s degree or higher, as indicated on your application, you may take either undergraduate or graduate level courses on a part-time basis (less than 9 credits).  All courses will be applied to your graduate transcript.  A maximum of 9 credits taken as a non-matriculated student may be applied to a graduate program.  You may apply to a degree or certificate program (i.e. matriculate) through the Graduate Admissions Office to continue either on a part-time or full-time basis.

Before you get started, review the Registration Checklist to be sure you are eligible to register and to find the date and time registration opens for non-matriculated students. For registration instructions, watch the video (2m8s) or follow these steps below:

  • Go to MySCSU
  • Select Banner Student
  • Records and Registration
  • Registration and Schedule Planner
  • Select the Term
  • Add Courses
  • Add Breaks (times you can't attend classes due to other obligations)
  • 'Generate Schedules' to review your schedule options
  • Select your favorite schedule to 'Send to Registration Cart'
  • Click 'Register' to complete your registration

You may continue to edit your registration during the allowed add/drop period for the term. To remove a course from your registration, click Current Schedule, then select the Edit Schedule button to drop or withdraw from a course.

If you have not yet completed a bachelor’s degree or higher, as indicated on your application, you will be billed at the undergraduate tuition and fee rate.  

If you have previously completed a bachelor’s degree or higher, as indicated on your application, you will be billed at the graduate tuition and fee rate.  

Visit our Bill & Payment website to review our current tuition and fees or payment options.